Archives for June 19th, 2006

CUTTING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 19 June, 2006

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It looks at the potential to reduce the paper mountain and streamline the processes that support a wide variety of services. It considers how techniques like Business Process Re-engineering, Workflow, Document Management, and Content Management can be harnessed to improve effectiveness. It explores the opportunities for efficiency gains that can come from over-hauling the historic administrative processes and the correspondingly high costs that still remain in many areas of local authority operations.The panel discussion takes a strategic view of the opportunities for efficiency gains and considers the most appropriate services and processes to tackle in order to reduce administrative costs and redirect resources to the front line.

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NEW GUIDANCE ON WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 June, 2006

New guidance has been published for local and regional planning bodies to ensure the creation of urgently-needed waste management facilities. “Planning for Sustainable Waste Management” is described as a companion guide to the planning policy statement of the same name and is designed to support the implementation of that policy.The Department for Communities and Local Government said the new document would help councils deliver the waste management facilities that are necessary to manage waste more effectively. As well as providing practical and clear advice, it contains a number of ideas, some examples of current practice and guidance to other sources of information that can help planning authorities, developers and communities.

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WELSH ASSEMBLY TO CONSULT PUBLIC ON EQUALITY PLAN

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 June, 2006

From today people across Wales are being asked for their views on what the Assembly Government needs to do to improve equality between men and women. From April next year all public authorities will be required by new legislation to have plans in place to promote gender equality.The Assembly Government today holds the first of a a series of events at which members of the public can air their views on the areas they would like the Government to address as part of these plans. The Equality Minister, Jane Hutt, said she wanted as many men and women of all ages as possible to take part.

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